Hotfix

Description

This unofficial plugin provides fixes for selected WordPress bugs, so you don’t have to wait for the next WordPress core release. This does not mean you can stop updating WordPress! It just means that you’ll get a few selected fixes more quickly.

Recent fixes:

  • WordPress 5.0
    • Lets themes enqueue comment-reply.js in the HTML header without JavaScript errors, see WP#46280.

Fixes are specific to your version of WordPress. It may be that your version of WordPress has no fixes. That’s fine. Keep the plugin activated and updated, in case you need it for a subsequent version of WordPress!

Complete Hotfix List

  • WordPress 3.5

    • Lets you update Twenty Twelve if it is shown as “broken” after installing 3.5
    • Lets you update WordPress and install or update plugins and themes. (Only some Windows servers running IIS were affected.) You’ll need to install this plugin manually.
  • WordPress 3.4.2

    • Fix adding and updating Custom Fields
  • WordPress 3.3

    • Prevent plugin and theme styles from bleeding into the dashboard
    • Work around a bug for people without built-in JSON support
  • WordPress 3.2

    • Include JSON support for people with funky PHP setups
  • WordPress 3.1.3

    • Fix a bug that caused post_status to malfunction if passed an array
  • WordPress 3.1

    • Fix a bug that caused some taxonomy query manipulations (like excluding categories) to not work like they did before.
  • WordPress 3.0.5

    • Prevent KSES from overzealously stripping images and other advanced HTML from Administrator/Editor comments on display.

Installation

  1. Click here to install and activate.

  2. Done! Just remember to keep the plugin up to date!

Or, you can do a manual installation using FTP, which may be necessary on certain Windows servers running IIS (WordPress 3.5 only).

FAQ

How do I know which hotfixes are being applied to my version?

Read the “Complete Hotfix List” section in the description. A later version of the plugin may list the hotfixes in a special WordPress admin page.

Reviews

May 4, 2019
This plugin is great, those unofficial fixes are too valuable to lose. And I install it on every site I have, most recent of which is this [ Moderated: Link redacted, please do not post links in reviews. ]
February 7, 2017
i was having problem with custom filed after installing your plugin fixed it tha
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Contributors & Developers

“Hotfix” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

1.2

  • Lets themes enqueue comment-reply.js in the HTML header without JavaScript errors.

1.1

  • Lets you update WordPress and install or update plugins and themes. (Only some Windows servers running IIS were affected.) You’ll need to install this plugin manually.

1.0

  • Lets you update Twenty Twelve if it is shown as “broken” after installing 3.5

0.9

  • Fix adding and updating Custom Fields.

0.8

  • Prevent plugin and theme styles from bleeding into the dashboard.
  • Include JSON support for load-scripts.php.

0.7

  • Fix issue in version 0.6.

0.6

  • Include JSON support for people with funky PHP setups.

0.5

  • Upgrade procedures (not currently used)
  • Fixes a bug in WP 3.1.3 related to post_status array values

0.4

  • Fix a bug in WP 3.1 that caused some taxonomy query manipulations (like excluding categories) to not work like they did before.

0.3

  • Adds a filter, and fixes a PHP warning for people on versions with no hotfixes available.

0.2

  • Better 3.0.5 comment text KSES fix for the admin. Allows you to see safe HTML in the admin.
  • Remove the cws_ prefixes. This may become official.

0.1

  • First version
  • Hotfix for WP 3.0.5 comment text KSES overzealousness.